In many parts of the country it’s tough to wear dresses in the winter, but back when I worked in an office, I did it all the time, by layering a thin long-sleeved tee underneath, and by wearing the warmest tights I could find. If you do that, you’d be amazed by what you can get away with. I think this filmy floral is just so pretty and feminine, but at the same time nicely polished.
And I love the abstract print here.
A turtleneck dress that is saved from frumpiness by a generous slit.
This leopard print sweater dress has a great (and very covertly sexy) shape.
I am crazy for this print, which is actually magnified butterfly wings.
A clean-lined wool sweater dress from Vince in a nice, neutral hue, and with a satisfyingly deep V-neck.
This dress verges on being too Little House on the Prairie for me, but the mix of prints is so appealing—and the lines are so sophisticated—that I think it clears the bar.
How cozy-luxe is this cashmere dolman-sleeve dress? I also really like the bateau neckline.
I like the ruffle neck here, and the dark, wintry floral print.
This metallic blue dress is most definitely party-worthy.
A tee dress with interesting (and flattering) draping.
A classic wrap dress that rings in at just under $100, and comes in a number of good colors and prints.
A pretty body-con dress that’d be aces with a statement-y necklace.
Here’s a similar dress, but with a slightly more forgiving shape.
I’d wear a turtleneck under this chic Universal Standard shirtdress to winterize it.
A very ladylike (but un-prissy) option with a cool leopard print.
Another sweater dress that has a very throw-it-on-and-go appeal.
I’m crazy for this sequined dress, and might dress it down with a beaten-up denim jacket and big old clunky knee-high boots (I might dress it up with high-heeled booties too).
A stealthily seductive sweater dress in a rich burgundy hue.
I was on the fence about whether to include this dress—the print mix is kind of crazy—but I decided it was good-crazy.,